News

Today in entertainment history: July 17

Today in entertainment history: July 17

THIS DAY IN 1968:The animated Beatles film "Yellow Submarine" premiered at the London Pavilion. Photo: Associated Press

1955: Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.

1959: Jazz singer Billie Holiday died in a New York hospital while under arrest for narcotics possession. She was 44.

1965: “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” by James Brown was released. It sold more than 2 million copies.

1968: The animated Beatles film “Yellow Submarine” premiered at the London Pavilion.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Donald Sutherland is 79. Actress-singer Diahann Carroll is 79. Guitarist Spencer Davis of the Spencer Davis Group is 72. Bassist Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath is 65. Actress Lucie Arnaz is 63. Actor David Hasselhoff is 62. Bassist Fran Smith Junior of The Hooters is 62. Singer Regina Belle is 51. Country singer Craig Morgan is 50. Bassist Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) is 48. Christian singer Susan Ashton is 47. Actor Andre Royo (“The Wire”) is 46. Actress Bitty Schram (“Monk”) is 46. Singer JC of PM Dawn is 43. Rapper Sole’ is 41. Country singer Luke Bryan is 38. Actor Mike Vogel (“Under the Dome,” ”The Help”) is 35. Actor Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”) is 29. Actor Brando Eaton (“Dexter”) is 28. Singer Jeremih is 27.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

beatles

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Music

This week’s top country tracks

floridageorgia

LISTEN: This week's top country tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

Taylor Swift ‘Shakes Off’ country image

taylorswift

The "Shake It Off" singer fought with her record label to ditch her country girl image and become a pop star.

in Entertainment

TLC cancels ‘Honey Boo Boo’

honeybooboo

The hit reality TV show is off the air after allegations family matriarch Mama June is dating a convicted sex offender.

in Entertainment

Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in new biopic

bale

The "Dark Knight" star will portray the late Apple Computer co-founder.